Cookies and Bars Recipes

Cappuchino Biscotti

Ingredients 2 cups flour 2 envelopes cappuccino mix 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 butter or margarine, softened 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts Directions Heat oven to 325°. Mix flour, cappuccino, baking powder and salt. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric […]

Chocolate Pecan Bars (Makes 24 To 36 Bars)

Ingredients 1 1/4 s unsifted flour 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/3 unsweetened cocoa 1 cup cold margarine or butter 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cups chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350°. (325° for glass dish). In large bowl, combine flour, sugar and […]

Golden Pecan Bars

Ingredients 1 pkg. yellow cake mix (pudding-added version) 1/3 margarine or butter, softened 1 cup ground or finely chopped pecans 1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 egg whites 1/2 chopped pecans Directions Heat oven to 350°. Grease 9×13 pan. In large bowl, combine cake mix and margarine at low speed until crumbly. […]

Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Ingredients 2/3 butter or margarine, melted 1/4 peanut butter 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4 light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups quick oats Topping: 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1/2 butterscotch bits 1/3 peanut butter Directions Mix all ingredients together. Pour into greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 400° 12 to 14 minutes. ToppingMelt […]

Potato Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1 lb. margarine or butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup potato chips, crushed 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 1/2 s flour 1/2 chopped nuts, optional Directions Blend shortening, sugar and vanilla together.; add crushed potato chips. Mix in flour and nuts. Form into small balls; crush with fork. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350° […]

Flourless Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter (any kind) 1 cup light or dark brown sugar 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup chocolate chips Directions Heat oven to 350°. In medium-size bowl, beat together peanut butter, brown sugar, egg and baking soda until mixture is smooth and well blended. Drop dough by […]

Jared’S Famous Butterscotch Bars

Ingredients 1/2 butter or margarine 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup walnuts, chopped Directions In 2 quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a […]

Chocolate Squares

Ingredients 1 1/8 s butter 1/2 brown sugar 1/2 sugar 2 egg yolks* 1 cup flour, sifted 1 cup rolled oats 1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips 1 cup nuts or coconut Directions Cream one cup butter and sugars until fluffy, beat in egg yolks. Add flour and oats and mix well. Place mixture in […]

Mocha Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 teaspoon boiling water 1 (12 oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided 3/4 butter, softened 1 1/4 s sifted confectioners? sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat oven to 250°. In cup, dissolve instant coffee in boiling water; set aside. Melt over hot (not boiling) […]

Easy Biscotti

Ingredients 3/4 toasted almonds 1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter 3/4 sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 s flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons orange liquor and zest of orange or lemon Directions Cream butter and sugar; add eggs. When smooth, add any orange zest and liquor. Sift in flour, baking powder […]

Cranberry Crunch Bars

Ingredients 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 brown sugar 1 cup quick oats 1/2 butter 1/2 finely chopped walnuts 1/2 granulated sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 (14 oz.) jar cranberry-orange relish Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease 8-inch square pan. Sift flour, salt and cinnamon into bowl. […]

Fruitcake Cookies

Ingredients 2 lbs. dates, chopped 1/2 lb. candied pineapple, diced 1 lb. or 4 cups pecans, chopped 1 cup butter 2 eggs 1 1/2 s flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 lb. candied cherries, (red and green) chopped 1/2 lb. or 2 cups walnuts, chopped 2 to 4 tablespoons rum or brandy or […]

Lemon Italian Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups flour, sifted once 4 tablespoons sugar 4 heaping tablespoons shortening 1 teaspoon lemon extract 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 milk 1 egg Directions Sift flour. Add baking powder and sugar and sift again. Cut in shortening and add milk, egg and lemon extract. Blend thoroughly. Flour hands and pinch out about 1 […]

Pecan Pie Bars

Ingredients 4 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 1/2 s sugar 1 1/2 s Karo syrup 2 1/2 s pecan halves Cookie Crust: 1/2 sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 s flour 2 sticks butter or margarine, softened Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare and bake Cookie Crust. Beat eggs, […]

Reese’S Cup Bars

Ingredients 2 sticks margarine, room temperature 1 cup peanut butter 1 lb. confectioners sugar 1 1/2 s graham cracker crumbs 16 oz. milk chocolate chips Directions Cream margarine, peanut butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs together. Mix thoroughly and pat into 9×13-inch pan. Melt chips and spread on top.

Chocolate Mint Cookies & Chocolate Mint Glaze

Ingredients 1 (10 oz.) pkg. mint chocolate morsels 1 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 butter, softened 6 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg CHOCOLATE MINT GLAZE 1 cup mint chocolate morsels 1/4 vegetable shortening 3 tablespoons corn syrup 2 1/4 teaspoons water Directions In […]

Biscotti Di Prato (The Dunking Cookie)

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 whole almonds, toasted 7/8 sugar dash of salt 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Directions To toast almonds, bake in 350° oven 8 to 10 minutes. With a whisk, beat eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda […]

Bon Cherry Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup shortening or margarine 1 1/2 s brown sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 4 cups flour 1 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 egg yolks Directions Mix all ingredients well. Make into balls. Place piece of cherry in center of each. Bake at 350° 12 minutes, until browned.

Clotchky (Thumbprint Cookies)

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened powdered sugar 1 stick butter, softened 1 cup flour jam Directions Whip together cream cheese and butter. Add flour. Roll dough into long log; wrap in waxed paper. Chill until firm. Slice into 1/4-inch slices. Put thumbprints in middle of each slice after slices are put on […]

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